Sunday, December 20, 2015

Sunday, December 13, 2015

Monday, December 7, 2015

Four months and counting

Avery, Quinn and Beau at 4 months.

To celebrate their four-month milestone, Meegan dressed the Trips in their red pinstripes and told them to smile for the camera. Amazingly, they all did, even Beau who tends to favor the grumpy look in the lower panel. They all clocked in at 12-13 pounds when they visited the doctor today, which means they are just where they should be.

Sunday, December 6, 2015

Avery makes the party scene

Avery got to break away from the pack for a couple of hours today to be a featured attraction at Lucy Pearl's birthday party.

Monday, November 9, 2015

Gigi Says: How the CareCalendar helps the Beans

Grandma Gigi does double duty
Gigi says:

When you have triplets, people want to help. That's logical, but figuring out how to let them actually pitch in is not so easy. People who want to hold and feed the babies don't want to just drop in. And while mom welcomes food, she doesn't need two dinners on the same evening.

My sister-in-law, Beth, tipped me to an online planning tool that she has used to help her teacher colleagues. CareCalendar brings order to potential chaos – when four friends show up at the same time to rock the Beans.

The CareCalendar is available free online to anyone who wants to start one. While it is free they do accept donations. The CareCalendar can be organized to provide meals and other help for families during a life changing event, such as the birth of a baby or babies.

The calendar manager works with the parents to list the chores that are needed and the best times for assistance. Then family and friends can sign up to fill those needs.

The parents get a daily email showing who signed up to do what and when. Customizing the CareCalendar for our family was a simple process and the result has been great on-going support. Our triplets now have friends and neighbors who get to share baby time or drop off a pot of soup.

Sunday, October 11, 2015

Face to face

A closer look at the Beans at 2 months.
Top: Avery, Beau. Bottom: Quinn, B,Q & A.

Fashion show

Beau, Quinn and Avery model their new
clothes from Auntie Corrie.

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Moms outnumbered

Sally Scott and her trio joined Meegan and the Beans for a
sunny stroll through the neighborhood today.

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Feed me!

Quinn is attempting to eat her brother, Beau is showing his displeasure with how slowly his bottle is being heated and Avery is chillin' as usual.

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Rainy day rug rats

The Beans show off their stylish new threads in a floor show on the Knob. Beau (center) tries some new moves and Quinn (right) seems quite impressed.

The Beans in their first music video.

Thursday, September 24, 2015

The Wee Beans are rolling

Today Avery, Beau and Quinn got their first ride in the new baby bus. Meegan and Kyle bought the three-seater and car seats with donations from friends and family.

 This was a short test flight around the block but they will be out enjoying the beautiful fall weather in the weeks ahead.


Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Saturday, September 12, 2015

Evan and Corrie have their hands full

They came all the way from California just for this.

Quinn joins her sibs at home

Avery and Beau came home on Tuesday and we had to wait another four days for Quinn. It gave mom and dad four days to practice on twins.

Friday, September 11, 2015

Bath time

Beau is not so happy about the body scrub . . .
But he's down with a warm shampoo.

While Avery is fine with the whole deal.

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Quinn gets extra Gigi time

Quinn missed the bus to home today. The docs wanted her to spend another day or two with the nurses. She did passed her car seat test this morning so she's booked to come home on Saturday.

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

The Beans come home

Kyle and Meegan brought home Avery and Beau this afternoon. Quinn will join them in a couple of days. It was a sweet and hectic homecoming for A & B who indicated they plan to stay a while.

Beau christens the changing table.

Monday, September 7, 2015

The Beans almost ready to roll

The Wee Beans have been cleared to come home this week, though one or two might need another day or two in the NICU. They are spending tonight with mom and dad in the hospital's test bedroom where new families get a to do an overnight dry run with nurses close by.

They also had to pass the car seat test in which they were required to remain buckled in and comfortable for 90 minutes. Look closely and you'll see that Avery is enjoying the scenery and acing her test while Beau and Quinn decided they could sleep through the exam and still get a passing grade. Wonder if that's an indication of their future.

With the triples heading home we will be closing down the Go Fund Me campaign where friends of Kyle and Meegan are contributing toward the cost of a three-seat stroller and three car seats. As of today, we have raised $1,662 - almost the full $1,800 that we set as our goal. If you or someone you know would like to chip in a few dollars, click this link before the end of this week.

-- Ric 

Friday, September 4, 2015

NICU care notes

The creative NICU nurses posted notes and care instructions for each of the Beans.